Letter to the Editor: On the Marriott proposal ...

Kris Van Lengen, planning board liaison and city planner, made a statement in the July 2 Marco Eagle concerning the Marriott’s Expansion on Marco Island, which I would like to address. He said “The balance to be achieved is to make certain that the design and function are compatible with the surrounding uses.”

Mr. Lengen, will it be compatible with the abutters? I live at San Marco Residences, 291 South Collier Boulevard, which directly abuts the Marriott’s parking lot. For the past two years, the parking lot which we abut, has been used as an outside workshop. The noise and dust we’ve endured has been unbearable. Has any consideration been given, should the project be approved, to remove the trees (which are sparce and barely separates us) and perhaps build a tall solid fence which may eliminate some noise? Also, has any consideration been given as to what part of the Marriott’s new facility would abut San Marco Residences?

Margie Alberti

Marco Island

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GFonda writes:

Margie,

You Rock!!!!!

She has a point, in that the "parking" lot section in question is not being used as a prking lot, but rather as an apparent permanent construction/maintenance site for the hotel complete with porta potties, and construction trailors. This is NOT neighborly on the part of the Marriott to its northside neighbor who has to endure the noise, dust/dirt, and ugliness; remedial action should be taken immediately. The masonary wall the Marriott as erected for the other sections (East side) of the parking lot should be built on the north side between the "parking" area and San Marco Residences.

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